Why Companies Must Invest in Cloud Security?

Enterprise Security Magazine | Friday, April 29, 2022

Cloud security is a set of control-based measures and technology meant to protect online resources against leakage, theft, and cloud data loss.

Fremont, CA: When a company decides to shift all or part of its activities to the cloud, security is inevitably a concern. Will our website be secure when it's hosted in the cloud? Is adopting cloud services to house our application data making our company more vulnerable to cyber-attacks? Will our cloud servers be able to withstand a DDoS attack?

Cloud security done well is a solution that addresses all of these concerns, making it a critical component of building a cloud environment that works for businesses (and customers) all over the world. The cloud provides significant opportunities by delivering a scalable and adaptable network solution, but it also poses issues. Websites must be prepared to ward off increasingly complicated attacks against web infrastructure, such as DDoS (distributed denial of service) attacks and Level 7 (application layer) attacks, as their online presence grows. Here are a couple of top benefits of cloud security.

Highly available

Whether it's a suite of applications or a corporate website, online assets are constantly on. A security solution that offers constant real-time support, including live monitoring, is quickly becoming a business requirement. On a worldwide scale, CDNs improve the delivery of website content and application functionality.

CDNs are designed to be flexible, allowing them to defend against a wide range of DDoS attacks. DDoS assaults can flood servers with traffic ranging from 1 to 20 gigabits per second, thereby shutting down most origin and backup servers in a traditional network system.

To assure service continuity for their audience, businesses are turning to managed hosting solutions and/or content delivery networks with DDoS absorption capabilities. CDNs use a global network of points of presence (PoPs) to balance incoming traffic, whether it's a legitimate spike or a large volume of traffic that needs to be routed, reducing downtime and providing more straightforward security controls.

Guaranteed data security

Following many high-profile data breaches, 2014 was dubbed "The Year of the Data Breach," and IT professionals and executives are doing everything they can to avoid a data breach at their own organization. As a result, spending on access control, intrusion prevention, identity management, and anti-virus and anti-malware security is increasing.

Cybersecurity mechanisms that protect communications between users and company servers go hand in hand with these types of expenditures. To protect sensitive data and transactions, established CDNs have incorporated security procedures to their networks. The successor to Secure Sockets Layer (SSL), Transport Layer Security (TLS) protects data against third-party eavesdropping or alteration. Ecommerce sites should search for a CDN that has PCI compliance and other DRM levels.